|Pittsfield Man Pleads Guilty to 6 Counts of Raping a Child
|10:54AM / Monday, November 27, 2023
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On Monday, Nov. 20 Dean Giftos, age 48 of Pittsfield, pled guilty to 2 counts of Rape of a Child with Force and 4 counts of Rape of a Child, Aggravated by Age Difference.
Judge Agostini sentenced Giftos to 7 to 10 years in prison for the Rape with Force charges and 3 years' probation from and after for the Aggravated Rape charges. During his probation, Giftos must have no contact with the victim, have no unsupervised contact with minors, and he must attend sex offender treatment. Should he violate his probation, he is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.
According to a report from the district attorney's office, Giftos sexually assaulted a child for a period spanning approximately nine to ten years. The two charges (Rape of a Child, Aggravated by Age Difference and Rape of a Child with Force) are due to the age of the child during the time of the assaults. The aggravated charges stem from sexual assaults that took place before the child turned 12. The investigation began when the defendant made a confession without a prior investigation. During an investigation prompted by Giftos' confession, he made a similar confession to a Pittsfield Police Department detective.
The victim submitted a victim impact statement which was read prior to sentencing. The victim is satisfied with the result of the case.
Assistant District Attorney Andrew Giarolo represented the Commonwealth. Victim Witness Advocates Carmen Guevara and Ian Benoit served on behalf of the District Attorney's Office. The Pittsfield Police Department acted as the lead law enforcement agency.